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is a dinosaur. little ethan's kidnaper is dead, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed yesterday in the fbi raid that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old
the boy was being held captive by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes after dykes boarded a stopped school bus last week, shot and killed driver charles poland and abducted the child. held for a week in an underground bunker beneath dykes' property, fbi said negotiations deteriorated within the last 24 hours and that dykes was observed holding a gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news has learned a diversionary device was used and that the hostage rescue team entered through a door at the top of the bunker. >> by the great of god, you know, he's okay that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> reporter: the horrific ordeal now over for the 5-year-old. his parents and this community. kurt gregory, nbc news. >>> immigration reform goes front and center in washington as president obama holds high-level talks at the white house. house members will tackle the very issue on capitol hill. tracie potts joins us with a preview of that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that he
-old young man to do. >> police say the boy's kidnapper 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. details are still unclear as law officials begin what they say say thorough and labor intensive investigation. nbc's kurt gregory has more. >> reporter: released in the small community of midland city, alabama, following the dramatic rescue of a 5-year-old held captive for seven days in an underground bunker. wait that a tightly knit community had been anxious to hear. >> at approximately 3:12 this afternoon, fbi agents safely recovered the child who's been held hostage for nearly a week. >> reporter: police say the boy has been held captive by 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes after dykes boarded a school bus last week, shot and killed the bus driver. fbi said negotiations with dykes deteriorated within the last 24 hours and that dykes was observed holding a gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: nbc news has learned a diversionary device was used and that the hostage rescue team entered in a door at the to
dragged him there. how did hostage taker jimmy lee dykes die in the raid? how did authorities see dykes holding a weapon, a key development deciding to act immediately and what was the explosion at the time of the raid? was it tactical or did dykes plant explosives around the bunker as some neighbors feared? but for the moment at least a small town community is celebrating the boy who has been at the center of their prayers is unharmed and in good spirits. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> reporter: sheriff wally olson speaking after the 5-year-old we've come to know as ethan was rescued from his six-day nightmare. >> he's a very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot and it's by the grace of god that he's okay. >> reporter: it happened monday afternoon, negotiations broke down and authorities thought that jimmy lee dykes who kidnapped ethan and held him underground for a week had a gun. they stormed the bunker. >> i heard a big boom and then i heard i believe i heard rifle shots. >> reporter: and give us a sense how loud of a
on this compound. >> the fbi says agents stormed the bunker after suspect jimmy lee dykes became more agitated. authorities aren't releasing details but the former assistant director federal government fbi says dykes allowed food and toys to be delivered giving the agents the chance to use a flash-bang device before raiding the bunker. the boy appears to be doing well. >>> some parents in an east bay school district want the superintendent fired. there is an online petition in the brentwood unified school district calling for the removal. a teacher was accused of child abuse involving a 5-year-old autistic child. >>> how about weather and traffic? lawrence is here to tell us about a wee bit of rain. >> it would be nice to see rain make a return to the bay area. >> not today. looks like just some clouds out there right now. low clouds have swept onshore this morning, going to be slow to break up. really by the afternoon, partly cloudy skies. out over the bay you can see some of the clouds up above the bay bridge. the temperatures as a result not quite as
using to communicate with jimmy lee dykes. these pictures are coming as we learn new details about the daring rescue operation. martin savidge is "outfront" with the story. >> reporter: for days, as the command center and a nearby church continued to grow, authorities remain in constant communication with jimmy lee dykes, speaking to him over a telephone in his bunker. a law enforcement source characterized dykes as contentious the entire time. despite that, dykes allowed authorities to deliver what were called comfort items through a hatch. >> he allowed us to provide coloring books, medication, toys. >> reporter: dykes was said to be caring for the boy, providing an electric heater and blankets to keep him warm, leaving authorities to take the unusual step of thanking the boy's kidnapper. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> reporter: all seemed well until sunday afternoon, when negotiators noticed a change in dykes' demeanor. >> within the past 24 hours, negotiations deteriorated. >> reporter: according to law enforcement sources on the scene, authorities used
reasons why this happened when it did. first, we're told that communications with jimmy lee dykes broke down in the day leading up to the raid and the more important reason, they saw he had a gun and he had to go in when they did to save ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken to a hospital after being held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very lucky, and the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> dykes was killed during the operation. a witness in the area describes what he heard. >> i heard a big boom, and then i heard -- i believe i heard rifle shots. >> reporter: how loud of a boom?
in the arms of his family this morning. >> his abductor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they were hoping ethan would be able to come home soon. two reasons why this happened when it did. first, we're told that communications with jimmy lee dykes broke down in the day leading up to the raid and the more important reason, they saw he had a gun and he had to go in when they did to save ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken to a hospital after being held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. things that you wou
seven days underground, the prisoner of jimmy lee dykes, just the two of them inside a bunker four feet wide six feet long and eight feet high. the standoff ended suddenly when the fbi's hostage rescue team distracted dykes with a pair of loud bangs and blinding flashes from stun grenades tossed inside the bunker. they burst through the door on top. the surprise factor was overwhelming and in seconds, ethan, a 5-year-old with asperger's was safe and dykes was dead. >> over the past 24 hours our communications with the subject deteriorated and we were certainly concerned. >> reporter: cbs news learned the fbi got concerned what they saw through a camera inserted into the bunker at some point during the standoff. dykes had grown increasingly agitated and began carrying a gun as he walked inside the bunker. commanders green lighted the raid for the rescue team ending a standoff that began last tuesday when dykes boarded a school bus full of elementary school and demanded two hostages. dykes shot and killed the bus driver and abducted ethan. the boy was taken
in a bunker for a week is now back with his mother and is ok. negotiations with a suspect jimmy lee dykes deteriorated and he was seen holding a gun. he was killed. if it's not clear how. he kidnapped the little boy last week after he shot and killed a school bus driver. the child's 6th birthday is tomorrow. >> firefighters taken to hospital after raging fire in a baltimore neighborhood that started monday night at a lumber warehouse in the northwest part of the city. firefighters were ordered to leave the building. the walls collapsed suddenly. that left five firefighters trapped. there were rescued and taken to the hospital. people who live and work nearby say they were frightened by what they saw. >> we were scared to death. we were so scared when they said drop what you are doing and get out of here now. we are told firefighters suffered only minor injuries. there's no word on what exactly is sparked a fire. >> we are getting an early and look inside the family center at fort belvoir. it is considered the largest center in the organization uso's history. it will support the wounded t
to a hospital where he's been reunited with his mother. >> jimmy lee dykes is dead. >> happy, relieved, and hallelujah. >> senator bon menendez answered tough questions about allegations of improper travel and parties with prostitutes. >> it's amazing to me. so the bottom line is all of these sneers are false. that's the bottom line. >> the u.s. filed a civil lawsuit against s&p 500 over alleged wrongdoing that fueled the financial crisis. >> after 28 years on capitol hill, john kerry arrived for work at the state department. kerry was sworn in as secretary on friday. >> as the saying goes, i have big heels to fill. >> a massive fire at a lumberyard. firefighters were hurt. >> the daredevil and list of tall buildings he's climbed -- >> all that -- >> 99.99% of gunners in america are wonderful people. would you leave us the [ bleep ] alone? >> why aren't you a republican? >> how do you know i'm not? >> because obama appointed you. [ applause ] >> i made jokes about you, but -- [ laughter ] >> and all that matters -- >> the public records indicate superdome officials were worry good a po
led them to believe jimmy lee dykes was threatening the little boy named ethan yesterday and so negotiations had deteriorated over that 24-hour period. again, we still don't know exactly how jimmy lee dykes died. there's stale question of whether it was a gunshot or whether the flash bang that was used to distract him, whether that may have been the reason that he died but again were still awaiting autopsy results and to hear from the medical examiner before confirming that. >> thank you very much. >>> the u.s. justice department has a multibillion dollar lawsuit against s&p. the civil suit announced today by attorney general holder alleged that standard & poor's inflated loans. s&p denied wrongdoing saying the lawsuit is without merit. >>> managers at the new orleans super dome say they'll hire outside experts to find the cause of that 34-minute blackout and internal memo showed that the power company had concerns of potential failures as early as last october. >>> american skier lindsey vaughn injured the knee today after crashing at an event in austria. vaughn was air lifted
's captor, jimmy lee dykes, is dead now. but investigators will not say whether he was killed or took his own life. the ordeal came to an end after the fbi sneaked a hidden camera into the underground bunker. lucky little guy. >>> a new twist in the sensational murder trial of the arizona woman who confessed to killing her on and off again boyfriend. >> she took the stand saying she acted in self defense and portrayed herself as a lifelong victim of abuse. abc's brandi hitt has the latest details, good morning, brandy. >> reporter: good morning. jody arias returns to the stand this morning. she admitted to killing her boyfriend. now jurors are expected to hear arias' explanation what happened the night of the murder. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> reporter: in a surprise move, jody arias took the stand in her own defense and explained to the jury why she brutally murdered her ex-boyfriend travis alexander. >> he attacked me. and i defended myself. >> reporter: speaking quietly with her hair pulled to the side, the same woman prosecutors say stabbed ale
to monitor the boy and his captor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. >> mr. dykes was observed, was observed holding a gun. at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: but dykes is now dead. a source tells abc news, authorities used explosives to get into the bunker. >> i can tell you over the past 24 hours, our communications with the subject deteriorated and we were certainly concerned for the safety of the child. >> reporter: the question remains -- why did dykes board a school bus last tuesday, kill the driver, kidnap ethan and bring him below ground. the police said nothing about the motive and said dykes made few demands. now the little boy who has mild autism and adhd will go home to celebrate his 6th birthday wednesday. investigators aren't saying how they were able to get into the bunker to bring ethan out unharmed. rob, diana. >> thank you, marcy. >>> a french director hoping to make a movie about the sandy hook elementary school tragedy will have to find another location. the director wanted to shoot the
. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead, after fbi agents stormed the bunker where the boy was being held. abc news learned authorities inserted a high-tech camera into the bunker and monitored dykes' movement. they neutralized dykes when they thought he would come out. >> the child was in imminent danger. entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: the terrifying standoff began on tuesday, when dykes boarded a school bus. >> he said, i'll kill y'all. >> reporter: dykes shot and killed the bus driver. and snatched ethan. the boy was kept in an underground bunker dykes built behind his house. police and s.w.a.t. teams carefully negotiated through a ventilation pipe. they flew drones over his house, looking for signs ethan was arrive. authorities handled the situation slowly in order to keep ethan safe. >> you have to be extremely careful. any sort of device you might use against him could obviously harm ethan because he's right there. >> reporter: interesting, the standoff extended beyond midland city, alabama. even president obama praised authorities for
continued to grow, authorities remained in constant communication with jimmy lee dykes reportedly speaking through a pipe that ran into his bunker. dykes even allowed authorities to deliver comfort items through the hatch. >> he allowed us to provide color books, medication, toys. >> reporter: dykes was said to be caring for the boy, providing even an electric heater and blankets to keep him warm, leaving the authorities to take the unusual step of taking care of the boy. >> i want to thank him for taking care of our child. >> all seemed fine until sunday afternoon when negotiators noticed a change in his behavior. >> reporter: law enforcement sources on the scene say a special camera was used to monitor what was going on inside the bunker. meanwhile, highly trained fbi hostage rescue teams like this one in an fbi training video took turns on stand by around the clock. sources say those rescue teams practiced their assault on a mockup of dykes' bunker. monday authorities continue to monitor the change in dykes demeanor. publicly they gave no clue. but hinted he had a motive. >> he had a st
the whole thing. jimmy lee dykes was fatally shot multiple times. the fbi stormed his bunker when they became concerned that his mental state was declining. how they know, you ask? well, they were spying on him, using high tech military detection equipment including a camera. we are also learning more about dykes from the people who knew him. >> he always talked about the government, you know, and he used to keep notebooks of horse races. he always said that mafia run the horse races. >> he has been, for a long time, a source of concern. he killed one of my dogs. >> the victim in this, who is being wheeled away in that stretcher, 5-year-old ethan. he is recuperating at a hospital after a week in that bunker. and is said to be laughing and playing with his family, his 6th birthday is tomorrow. >>> and just in to us here at cnn, moments ago, president obama is planning a trip to israel, coming up this spring. this will be his first trip there since taking office. he will also be visiting the west bank and jordan during that trip. but, first, here, in a statement today, the president
. officials say they raided the bunker where 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was holding the boy after negotiations deteriorated. dykes was killed. but officers have not said if he was killed or killed himself. the boy is said to be doing well. officials say his safety always remained top priority. >> i have visited with ethan. he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6 year old young man to do. >> let me explain something to you about this little boy. very special child. he's been through a lot. he's endured a lot. by the grace of god, he's okay. >> ethan turns 6 years old tomorrow and dykes took the boy off of his school bus after killing the driver. that driver 66-year-old charles poland junior has been hailed a hero. officials remain tight lip about other details in this case. >> thank you. new this tuesday morning at 7:06 congressman announced the first bipartisan bill. want to make gun trafficking a federal crime. people who illegally buy guns for someone else. announce the new legislation at a press conference this afte
hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this man, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, was holding a 5-year-old, known only as ethan, captive. >> very special child. he has been through a lot. he has endured a lot. by the grace of god, you know, >> reporter: the two spent 143 hours in the underground shelter, stocked with supplies. law enforcement officials watching closely every minute from the ground and the air, using small, unmanned aircraft. based on sketches from a neighbor who says he was once inside dykes' bunker, we now know the shelter had a hatch and ladder and pvc pipe that, at times was used to communicate with dykes actually ran sideways, 50 yards under ground to his property. authorities were able to get a camera inside the bunker. though they're not saying how. monday they saw dykes holding a gun. believing that ethan was in danger, they decided to breach the bunker. neighbors heard an explosive, which authorities say was a distraction device. when the rescue team entered the bunker, they found dykes dead and ethan unharmed. it all took seconds. ethan was now in an ambu
-old hostage in an underground bunker for a fourth day. what do we know about jimmy lee dykes? >> reporter: he's been in that bunker for more than 72 hours now and we're getting the first look at him. the photograph shows a man who is 65 years owed, 6 feet tall, about 170 pounds, we're told, with white hair and a beard. we know that this is the man, police say, on tuesday climbed aboard a school bus and shot the driver and took that kindergartner. we're also seeing today that the bus, the crime scene, is being moved. it was moved earlier today. as we said, it has been treated as a crime scene for the past few days. the dale county school board came and sent a truck to move it back to the school lot. so that part of the investigation is continuing but they are still inside that bunker, wolf. >> what's the latest? has there been any movement at all in terms of hostage -- in terms of the hostage situation continuing negotiations, talks? >> reporter: we know that there are local, state, and federal authorities here negotiating. they are speaking through this pvc pipe that goes more than 20 or 30 f
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